>Bring them home


Yesterday six soldiers made their final journey home to the UK from Afghanistan. One was just 18, another was a TA volunteer. As I watched footage of the six funeral cars carrying their coffins, I couldn’t find the words to express how I felt.

On Remembrance Sunday one of the guests of honour at the Cenotaph was a young soldier who’d lost both legs and an arm. This should not be happening.

Today, on Armistice Day, at 11am we pause for 2 minutes silence. Today the only words I can find are: Bring the rest of them home before more are killed or maimed.

Bring them home.

(Today’s pic came from here.)


4 thoughts on “>Bring them home

  1. Josie 11 November 2009 / 11:29 am

    >totally agree – so I hope you don't mind I've copied your post for my blog.Josie x


  2. Diane 11 November 2009 / 11:33 am

    >Of course I don't mind. It's an honour to be copied, and if we can spread the word …


  3. Josie 11 November 2009 / 11:49 am

    >Perhaps start a facebook group or is there one already?as Citizen Smith used to say – power to the people!Josie x


  4. Diane 11 November 2009 / 11:53 am

    >There's a Wootton Bassett group on Facebook and there are probably loads of others, but I tend not to join the groups as you get inundated with messages and updates and stuff.Quite a few of my friends have copied the BRING THEM HOME status, and hopefully their friends will too.


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